Regional carrier Trans States Airlines has announced it has entered into a three-year agreement with United Airlines to operate at least seven additional Embraer 145 aircraft under the United Express regional service brand, the company said.
The additional aircraft are the beginning of a long-term commitment to growing the airline´s United Express program. The first seven aircraft will be phased into revenue service starting in October of this year, with all aircraft in service by January of 2019.
Trans States began its relationship with United in 1993, and has provided regional service for United under its current contract since 2003.
Trans States Airlines serves over 4.5 million passengers a year, with over 230 daily flights providing service to over 70 cities in North America. Trans States operates the Embraer 145 on behalf of American Airlines (as American Eagle) and United Airlines (as United Express). Trans States currently operates a fleet of 51 Embraer 145 aircraft, of which 36 are in service for United.